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binner
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posted 06-26-2002 12:52 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any one have any info about J F Caldwell & co. a Silver smith out of philly who was in business at least to the late 1930

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posted 06-26-2002 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could you mean J. E. Caldwell & Company?
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Yes I am sure now that it is J e Caldwell I have a commerative piece made by them i would like to research the provenance any ideas how to go about this. Thanks for any and all help

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posted 06-27-2002 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
J. E. CALDWELL
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • James E. Caldwe1l 1839-43
  • Bennett & Caldwell 1843-48
  • J. E. Caldwell & Co. 1848-?
  • J. E. Caldwell Co. ?-present

James Emmett Caldwell was horn in 1813 in Poughkeepsie, New York. He learn the jewelry trade by apprenticing with Peter B. Hayes After completing his training he went to work in New York City and then moved to Philadelphia

In 1839 he opened his own shop. It is estimated that the partnership with Mr. Bennett began in 1839. Then between 1848 and 1856 John C. Farr was Caldwell's partner.

Prior to circa 1860, Caldwell advertised that they manufactured silver flatware and holloware. After, the advertising dropped the word manufacturer. It seems that from circa 1860, the company focused on being retailer of silver rather than a manufacturer. Soon J. E. Caldwell & Co. become one of the major jewelry and silver retailers in Philadelphia.

James E. Caldwell ran the business until he died in 1881. His son, J. Albert Caldwell, ran the business until his death in 1914 and he was succeeded by his son J. Emmett Caldwell.

There are three current business listings for J. E. Caldwell in PA:

  • Caldwell J E CO
    160 North Gulph Road
    King Of Prussia, PA 19406
    610-265-5066

  • Caldwell J E CO
    Chestnut & Juniper Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    215-864-7800
    215-248-9850

  • Caldwell J E CO
    25 Coulter Avenue
    Ardmore, PA 19003
    610-642-6400

Please let us know if this is helpful.

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posted 06-28-2002 12:39 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very informative with fast responses THANKS for the information its sure to help

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posted 07-14-2002 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some friends were in Philadelphia and snapped some shots of the store signs on the Chestnut Street store.


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Hello, I used to work for J.E. Caldwellls in Philadelphia, back in the late 70's, early 80's. It was a very old firm, that used to employ their own team of silversmith and jewelers. Most unfortunatly, the company has since been bought up by a firm down south, and all archival materials lost. Caldwells had a rich history with a loyal following of generations of Philadelphians.

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